Scott Burk, Notary Public (Texas)
In 2009, I became a Notary Public in the State of Texas.
I am a public servant with statewide jurisdiction who is authorized to take acknowledgments, protest instruments permitted by law to be protested (primarily negotiable instruments and bills and notes), administer oaths, take depositions, and certify copies of documents not recordable in the public records.
If you live close to me and need a notary, please contact me. Let’s schedule a time and a place to meet.
I hope to begin offering electronic notarial acts in Texas as early as July 2018. Stay tuned for additional information.
I AM NOT AN ATTORNEY LICENSED TO PRACTICE LAW IN TEXAS AND MAY NOT GIVE LEGAL ADVICE OR ACCEPT FEES FOR LEGAL ADVICE.
The primary duty of a Notary Public is to show that a disinterested party (the Notary Public) has duly notified the signer of an instrument as to the importance of such document, and the signer of such document has declared that the signer’s identity, signature, and reasons for signing such instrument are genuine. The signature and seal of a Notary Public do not prove these facts conclusively, but provide prima facie proof of them, and allow persons in trade and commerce to rely upon the truth and veracity of the Notary Public as a third party who has no personal interest in the transaction.
Tex. Gov’t. Code Ann. § 406.024 sets out the maximum fees a Notary Public, or their employer, may charge for notary public services. A Notary Public who charges more than the maximum set out below subjects the notary to possible criminal prosecution and suspension or revocation of the notary’s notary public commission by the Secretary of State’s office.
- Protesting a bill or note for non-acceptance or non-payment, register and seal$4
- Each notice of protest$1
- Protesting in all other cases$4
- Certificate and seal to a protest$4
- Taking the acknowledgment or proof of any deed or other instrument in writing, for registration, including certificate and seal$6
- Taking the acknowledgment or proof of any deed or other instrument in writing, for registration, including certificate and seal$1
Each additional signature
- Administering an oath or affirmation with certificate and seal$6
- All certificates under seal not otherwise provided for$6
- Copies of all records and papers in the Notary Public's office, for each page$0.50
- Taking the depositions of witnesses, for each 100 words$0.50
- Swearing a witness to a deposition, certificate, seal, and other business connected with taking the deposition$6
- All notarial acts not provided for$6
The travel fee is separate from the fee I charge for the notarial act. All travel fees are determined when the two of us set up an appointment to meet or later when confirming the time and meeting place. In other words, we will agree upon a set amount before I head in your direction. No surprises.
Mileage and time driven is estimated using Google/Waze Live Maps.
If the notarization cannot be completed, travel charges will still apply.
Member, National Notary Association
Member, American Association of Notaries